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Frederic Chopin | Homeschool Music Lesson Plans
from the Hey Kid's Meet the Composer Index


Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) Polish Romantic Era Composer

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Biography
Frederic Chopin was born on March 1, 1810 in Poland. His father was French and his mother was Polish. In his future the music of both of these nations would influence his compositions. Some of his works for piano are called mazurkas and polonaises, which are polish dances. Read more...


Create a Writing Assignment
Write a few paragraphs on Frederic Chopin that includes facts about his life and music. Then ask your child to complete the project by watching a recorded performance of one of Chopin's preludes or noctures for piano on YouTube.com. The following questions will help to guide their critique.

1) If the music was telling a story, what would it be? (No right or wrong answers - just a way to get kids to really listen and think.)

2) Is the music expressive? Does it maintain a steady beat throughout? Do you hear a variety of dynamic levels (p, mp, mf, f)?


Print a Worksheet
Learn about Frederic Chopin with a free printable worksheet.

Frederic Chopin | Word Search
"Meet the Composer" Job Application | Worksheet


Play Chopin's Music
Give your kids a hands-on music making experience. Ask your child's music teacher about including the study of one of the following pieces of free printable sheet music in their music lesson.

Funeral March for Intermediate/Level 3 Piano Solo
Nocture in E Flat Op.9, No.2 for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo
Polonaise Op. 53 (Heroic) for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo


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